Nature Sightings

We invite you to enjoy these wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

Woodchuck in Lincoln

May 17, 2018

A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this woodchuck in Lincoln.

Birds at Hopkinton State Park

May 16, 2018

A barn swallow at Hopkinton State Park, photographed by Steve Forman.
A barn swallow at Hopkinton State Park, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hopkinton State Park, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hopkinton State Park, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a barn swallow and a family of Canada geese at Hopkinton State Park.

Cotton-tailed Rabbit in Framingham

May 16, 2018

A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham.

Osprey in Hopkinton

May 16, 2018

An osprey at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an osprey at Mass Audubon's Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton.

Yellow warbler in Southborough

May 16, 2018

A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a yellow warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Bald Eagles in Framingham

May 15, 2018

A bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these bald eagles at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Birds in Southborough

May 15, 2018

A red-winged blackbird in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-winged blackbird and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature at Farm Pond in Framingham

May 15, 2018

Painted turtles at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Painted turtles at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed painted turtles and a red-tailed hawk at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Nature at Hager Pond in Marlborough

May 15, 2018

A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern kingbird at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern kingbird at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron, an eastern chipmunk, and an eastern kingbird at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard

May 14, 2018

A great blue heron at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Tom Fama.
A great blue heron at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Tom Fama.
A scarlet tanager at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Tom Fama.
A scarlet tanager at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Tom Fama.

Tom Fama photographed a great blue heron and a scarlet tanager at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard.

Woodchuck in Lincoln

May 14, 2018

A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this woodchuck in Lincoln.

Dragonfly in Sudbury

May 13, 2018

A beaverpond baskettail dragonfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Greg Dysart.
A beaverpond baskettail dragonfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Greg Dysart.

Greg Dysart photographed a beaverpond baskettail dragonfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Wildflowers in Acton

May 13, 2018

Large-flowered trillium at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Large-flowered trillium at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Wild columbine at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Wild columbine at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed large-flowered trillium and wild columbine at Acton Arboretum.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard

May 10, 2018

A ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard.

Mute Swans in Framingham

May 8, 2018

Mute Swans at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Piraino.
Mute Swans at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Piraino.

Steve Piraino photographed these mute swans at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Nature in Framingham

May 8, 2018

Large-flowered trillium at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Large-flowered trillium at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Red trillium at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Red trillium at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A northern water snake at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A northern water snake at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed large-flowered trillium, red trillium, and a northern water snake at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Red Fox in Lincoln

May 7, 2018

A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this red fox near his home in Lincoln.

A Pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Framingham

May 5, 2018

A male rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A male rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A female rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A female rose-breasted grosbeak in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks near her home in Framingham.

Catbird and Red-winged Blackbird at Memorial Forest

May 4, 2018

A gray catbird at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A gray catbird at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-winged blackbird at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A red-winged blackbird at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a gray catbird and a red-winged blackbird at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Osprey in Lincoln

May 4, 2018

An osprey at Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
An osprey at Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed this osprey at Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Red Fox in Lincoln

May 4, 2018

A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red fox in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this red fox near his home in Lincoln.

Great Horned Owl in Harvard

May 3, 2018

A great horned owl in Harvard, photographed by Fred Silverstein.
A great horned owl in Harvard, photographed by Fred Silverstein.

Fred Silverstein photographed this great horned owl in Harvard.

Spotted Salamander in Framingham

May 1, 2018

A spotted salamander at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spotted salamander at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed this spotted salamander at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Pileated Woodpecker in Lincoln

April 30, 2018

A pileated woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A pileated woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this pileated woodpecker in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

April 29, 2018

An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-winged blackbird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-winged blackbird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed an American goldfinch, a red-bellied woodpecker, a red-winged blackbird, and a turkey in Framingham.